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Published 3/29/2020

Memorial Healthcare Asks for Donations As Coronavirus Cases Increase

Hospital Experiencing Critical Shortage of Supplies



Memorial Healthcare is asking for critical supplies as it faces a shortage amid the COVID-19 crisis.  

The hospital has announced that it is seeking alternative ways to make the supplies available to staff.

The most pressing needs are face masks, respirators, protective face shields and isolation gowns.

Officials are asking if you have any commercially manufcatured PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) which you are willing to donate or sell, please call the hospital at 989-723-5211 or Becky Dahlke at 989-729-4856.

Further, anyone with sewing experience that is willing to assist in the production of face masks, supplies and specific directions can be dropped off at your home or any convenient location.

Memorial Healthcare appreciates the continued support as it works to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.



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Update 3/29/2020

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